Family Sues Over Raw Milk 08 Sep 11

The family of a young child is suing a Gibbon farmers whose raw milk products were later traced to an outbreak of E.Coli. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture investigated dairy farmer Michael Hartmann and found he had sold unpasteurized milk products that sickened more than a dozen people. Former Twin Cities resident Matthew Caldwell filed a complaint in Hennepin County District Court that contends his son two-year-old son Owen developed a potentially fatal kidney condition from the E coli after consuming raw milk from Hartmann’s dairy. The lawsuit said Owen Caldwell has been treated with kidney dialysis. The suit seeks damages of more than $50,000. Hartmann says he plans to contest the allegations in court